Your demographic report should follow the following structure:
Introduction (including the locality chosen and general socio-economic info on your locality)
At least five body paragraphs presenting the social or economic characteristics and specific data for the locality (please state both numbers and percentages if available). In this section of your paper, be sure to present statistics related to education, population, race, gender, age, income (and poverty), housing, as well as any other factors you think relate to the stratification and/or inequality in your chosen locale.
Examples of how data can be presented:
A table of all the variables you found (if you select this option, please do not copy and paste tables from the American Factfinder website. Rather, create your own table with all of your variables).
[Insert/Table in MS Word; add as many columns and rows as you like]:
Location: [examples]San Diego, Kern County, etc…
% of Population with College Degree
Or a bullet point list of all the variables you found.
Male – 45% (n=45,000)
Female – 55% (n=55,000)…etc.
At least two body paragraphs describing how the statistics you report relate to social stratification and social inequality (use your text, Sociology: Beyond Common Sense as reference). In other words, think about what picture the statistics paint about the type of social hierarchies and inequalities that exist in your locale. (Hint: Think about stratification and inequalities based on race, gender, age, social class, etc. Finding statistics about education, income, housing, etc. by race/gender/age can be useful places to make these observations).
Conclusion (summarize the socio-economic status of your locality based on your findings and related discussions on social stratification and social inequality )
The paper must be four to five pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five resources from the Census website. You must use your text to support your work on social stratification and social inequality. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
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